"You imbecile! You stupid eediot!"
Remarkably, this was John Huston's directorial debut. And Bogey was only a year away from Casablanca. You'd think Huston were a grizzled vet by then. 1941 was quite a year for rookie directors. A 25-year-old kid named Orson Welles made Citizen Kane.
Arthur Edeson's cinematography is amazing and innovative, inventing that classic film noir look.
Bogey's great as Sam Spade, the iconic hardboiled detective who must unravel a double murder that claimed his business partner,…